Some of the Best Stony Corals for All Kinds of Reef Tanks [Video]

Today we once again visit the home tank of Evan Montgomery where we show off some of the old school corals in his display. Many of these corals have been circulating in the hobby for decades, beloved by reef hobbyists…

Acropora donei, actually a classic Oz Acro.

Ever since the coralsoftheworld.org website was updated, we spent a lot of time reviewing it and found out that few of the updated or added species made a lot of sense. There was a species that we came along all…

Is Acropora convexa the Next Holy Grail Acro?

It’s been a while since we wrote about Australian corals but with all this down time, we finally can find the time to write about things that inspired us in our previous journeys.During our Ultra Coral Australia trips on the…

Porites farasani & P. hadramauti, Two New Stony Coral Species

Porites farasani & P. hadramauti are two new species of small polyp stony corals recently described from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. These two new Porites species were recognized as novel for having a very different growth form,…

Palauastrea ramosa coming to aquarists in the future

Palauastrea ramosa is an interesting small polyp stony coral which despite having a broad geographic distribution is all but unknown in the aquarium. Looking somewhat like a cross between a Montipora digitata and a thick branched bird nest coral, Palauastrea is actually related to Seriatopora, Pocillopora and…

Vietnam may soon begin exporting hard corals

Details are scant but we’ve just got word that Vietnam may soon begin exporting stony corals. So far we’ve only seen some soft corals, giant clams and fish species exported from Vietnam. The most notable Vietnamese marine life exports have…

Acropora spathulata is the “thick milli Acro” endemic to Australia

Acropora millepora is one of the most iconic and recognizable SPS corals on the reef and in the aquarium trade. However, within shipments of Australian Acro Millis we’ve secretly been receiving a lurker species endemic to Australian reefs, Acropora spathulata.…